The Bokeh Tea Bowl is a boutique Chawan. Chawan are a prized teaware item in every Tea Master’s collection.
Sen Rikyu, served as the Tea Master under two successive Daimyo (leaders) Oda Nobunaga and Hideyoshi Toyotomi. Sen Rikyu is considered the father of Tea Ceremony, his fame and reverence surpassing both time and distance. When he was ordered to commit ritual suicide or Seppuku, he held one last grand tea ceremony. At the conclusion of his final tea ceremony, he bequeathed all his priceless tea ware and unique tea implements to the guests present. All except one chawan. Sen Rikyu shattered this chawan in a dramatic fashion, exclaiming “Never again shall this cup, polluted by the lips of misfortune, be used by man”, so to forever preserve the essence of his most beloved possession.
You too can add an irreplaceable tea bowl to your matcha tea ware collection.
The Bokeh chawan is a unique, Shimizu tea ware piece designed in Kyoto, Japan. The Bokeh tea bowl is painted with Chiaroscuro, the shade of green lightening like the sky at dusk. This chawan is hand-decorated with stippling to represent individual flower blossoms.
Bokeh is a photographic term used to describe how a macro lens renders out-of-focus light and adds a modern artistic quality.
Make the one-of-a-kind Bokeh chawan the star of your matcha collection. Only available while stocks last, the Bokeh Tea Bowl is subject to the artist’s availability.